Print, Paint & Create with High Peak Artists

Have you ever wanted to try out a new art or craft but wished you could experience it before buying all the materials? Well here’s your chance! Eight members of the High Peak Artists group are offering a series of short introductory creative workshops this autumn in the historic, newly renovated Pump Room building on the Crescent.

Have you ever gazed longingly at beautiful art work and thought, ‘I wish I could do that, but i don’t have a clue where to start?’ If you’re curious about your artistic side but don’t know where to begin, or, you’ve never had time to find out and learn, this could be for you…

Aimed at absolute beginners, the Print, Paint & Create series will introduce you to wide variety of creativity – silk painting, lino printing, wire sculpture, jewellery making, drypoint printing, painting with acrylic inks & watercolour and dry needle felting. The workshops will be run by experienced tutors like Pauline Townsend, Louise Jannetta, Adele Kime, Lucy Gell, Joanna Allen, Suzanne Horwell, Hannah Dodd & Jenny Gartside.

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Artist – Lucy Gell

Taking place on four Monday evenings from 6pm – 8.30pm on 9th & 23rd September and 7th & 21st October, each workshop costs £35 including all materials. For full details of what’s on offer and to make a booking enquiry, contact High Peak Artists at [email protected] / tel 01298 22117 or go to

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Artists (left to right) -Suzanne Horwell, Jenny Gartside, Hannah Dodd

Celebrating their 10 year residency at Gallery in the Gardens at the Pavilion Gardens, over this time the group has grown to 43 members covering a wide range of skills.  High Peak Artists is proud to have many award winning members including photographer Dave Butcher, printmakers Lucy Gell & Jill Kerr, artists Catriona Hall, Howard Levitt, Louise Jannetta, David Woodrow, Richard Prime & Ingrid Karlsson, feltmaker Suzy Shackleton and jeweller Adele Kime, but all members are selected for the excellence and high quality of their work.

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With such variety, you’re never stuck for choice – 7 designer jewellers, fused and stained glass, mosaics, stoneware & wire sculptures, studio pottery, turned and laser cut wood, silk scarves & cushions, many different styles of printmaking, feltwork, silk painting,  ceramics, photography, hand woven and hand knitted scarves, embroidery, oil, watercolour, acrylic & mixed media paintings, a wide variety of prints and artists’ cards. The group continues to buck the current retail trend, experiencing growth year on year.

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Artists (left to right) – Louise Jannetta, Pauline Townsend, Joanna Allen

With the refurbished retail area in the Pavilion Gardens alongside offering a great choice of artisan food & drink, the new ice cream parlour and soft play area and of course the long awaited opening of the boating lake, the Pavilion Gardens is the perfect day out or an ideal spot to kick off your walking boots after a day exploring the Peak District.

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